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Contact: Laura Niles
NASA/Johnson Space Center

CATS (1 of 3)

Caption: Roughly the size of a refrigerator, CATS will use the same two laser wavelengths on NASA's CALIPSO mission, 1064 and 532 nanometers, and it will incorporate a third laser wavelength -- 355 nanometers. This will provide more detailed information about the particles in Earth's atmosphere.

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